I wondered into the retail shop just to kill some time until my buddy was supposed to meet me. “Can I help you,” she said. She was quite stunning and I was at a loss for words. I looked around the sports store and saw the tent department and pointed to it. “You’re interested in a tent?” she asked.
“Yes,” I said. “A tent.”
“What size?” she asked.
“Um, seven and a half,” I said.
“That sounds more like a hat size than a tent size,” she said, a knowing smile lighting up her face. “What kind of hat are you interested in?” she asked.
“A, um, baseball hat,” I answered.
“Our baseball caps are over there,” she said, pointing to the other side of the store. “Would you like me to show you?” she asked.
“Yes,” I said. “I’d like that very much.”
She grabbed my hand and led me to the area where the baseball caps were on display. “What’s your favorite team?” she asked.
“The Red Sox” I said.
She reached over and grabbed a Red Sox cap from the rack and put it on my head. Then she put her hands on both of my shoulders, leaned in close, and whispered in my ear, “Mine, too.”
Written for Teresa’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are tent, retail shop, and hat.